Rushmoor retain Redwood Trophy with golden free routine

Rushmoor retained the iconic Redwood Trophy on day two of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships 2018 in Nottingham.

The Hampshire club won gold in both the Team Tech and Team Free events at Harvey Hadden Sports Centre to defend their crown with 140.5575 points.

The results also completed a hat-trick of golds in the team events, after victory in the Free Combination on the opening day of competition.

Rushmoor were good value for their gold in the morning’s Team Tech competition, improving half a point on their victorious performance from 12 months ago.

They received 68.7575 for their routine, finishing more than three points clear of second-placed Reading Royals.

Team Tech Results

RankNamePenRoutineScore
1Rushmoor068.757568.7575
2Reading Royals065.097065.0970
3City of Bristol064.846964.8469
4Rugby060.845560.8455
5City of Birmingham060.178360.1783
6City of Salford059.720159.7201
7City of Leeds058.619858.6198
8Stockport Metro050.777050.7770

Reading’s young team took the challenge to the defending champions again in the free routine, setting a score of 68.4000 for their Southern rivals to beat.

But Rushmoor were up to the task, scoring 71.8000 to win gold.

“We’ve been working so hard for this event since January when we put our new squad together,” said Rushmoor’s Danielle Cooper, who won the Shacklock Trophy at last year’s National Age Group Championships.

“We’ve been so focused on getting everything ready for this event and we’re really proud with how we’ve swum today.”

Team Free Results

RankNamePenRoutineScore
1Rushmoor071.800071.8000
2Reading Royals068.400068.4000
3City of Bristol067.800067.8000
4City of Leeds064.733364.7333
5Rugby063.400063.4000
6City of Salford062.900062.9000
7London Region057.433357.4333
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